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RESOURCE LINKS & INFO FOR BUSINESSES RE: COVID

RESOURCE LINKS & INFO FOR BUSINESSES RE: COVID
March 25, 2020 Lisa Eastman
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We want to provide our Chamber Members information to help you Exceed All Expectations for your business growth post-COVID. This list covers the gamut for just about any information you may need to get back to business as usual. These links were carefully selected specifically with your needs in mind, however, with the constant changes we cannot guarantee the links are updated daily. We are confident the links are a good place to start. Please, do your due diligence to research all online information thoroughly to be sure you get the best possible information for the future of your business.

Farmersville Police Department – Facebook Page (Information About Issues, Resolutions, COVID, Weather & Traffic) – https://www.facebook.com/FarmersvillePoliceDepartment/

Farmersville Outreach Alliance – Facebook Page (Food Pantry) – https://www.facebook.com/farmersvilleoutreachalliance/

City of Farmersville http://www.farmersvilletx.com/
City of Farmersville – EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES March 31, 2020:  LINK TO CITY WEBSITE COVID-19
     Police Chief
     Mike Sullivan                                                         
     Email:  m.sullivan@farmersvilletx.com

     City Manager
     Ben White                                                   
     Email:  b.white@farmersvilletx.com
City Hall:  972-782-6151

CLICK HERE for a list of all our Chamber Members — let’s support each other and call the people on this list for any service you need.

The Collin SBDC – Small Business Development Center
They are OPEN and ready to help small businesses needing help.  Please complete their Client Needs Assessment at https://collinsbdc.com/get-started/  

This link provides information to date about the general purposes of the Disaster Loan Program:  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ and will lead you to the application.

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Three-Step Loan Process Flyer
Apply for a Disaster Loan
(The site may be down from time to time due to volume) Peak volume is 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Sign up for updates from SBA

Contact: Marta Gómez Frey  | Director, Collin Small Business Development Center
4800 Preston Park Boulevard, Suite 114; Plano, TX  75093
Office: 972.985.3771  |  Fax:  972.985.3775  |  MFrey@collin.edu  Skype:  Marta.Frey1

WEBSITE: http://www.CollinSBDC.com

 

Internal Revenue Services – IRS

IRS.gov/coronavirus
Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers
mission-critical functions
Stimulus Link: special coronavirus page

SEE MORE LINKS FROM THE IRS THAT WERE ONLINE 3/26/2020 AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

 

Texas Workforce Commission: COVID RESOURCES FOR EMPOLYERS

               https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers

             Mass claims and shared work programs

             Unemployment Benefits

             Need to reduce an employee’s hours?

 

Judge Chris Hill – Collin County COVID Updates: www.ChrisHill.us.

Gregg Abbott, Texas Governor: https://gov.texas.gov/

The White House – https://www.coronavirus.gov/

The Center For Disease Control CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0130-coronavirus-spread.html

Texas State Comptroller These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.

We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.

For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.

We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.

In addition, we have a variety of online tools for businesses seeking assistance. See our COVID-19 emergency response webpage for access to online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and to establish 24/7 online account access with Webfile.

We’re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times. Our office does not monitor direct replies to this email address. To find contact information for Comptroller’s office employees and divisions, please visit Comptroller.Texas.Gov.

Farmersville Police Department – Facebook Page (Information About Issues, Resolutions, COVID, Weather & Traffic) – https://www.facebook.com/FarmersvillePoliceDepartment/

Farmersville Outreach Alliance – Facebook Page (Food Pantry) – https://www.facebook.com/farmersvilleoutreachalliance/

City of Farmersville http://www.farmersvilletx.com/

Resource Information from PayPal: Click Here

MORE LINKS FROM THE IRS:

  • Given the #COVID19 outbreak, #IRS is suspending compliance programs temporarily to ease the burden on people facing tax issues. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • Due to the #COVID19 outbreak, #IRS is postponing payments related to Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise and limiting other enforcement actions. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • #IRS will temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities as soon as possible. See details at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • In addition to extending tax deadlines and working on two new tax credits, #IRS will temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • #IRS is easing the burden on people facing tax issues. In addition to extending tax deadlines and working on two new tax credits, we’ll temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • #IRS is taking several steps to assist taxpayers in various stages of the Offers in Compromise process. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
  • A new #IRS People First Initiative provides immediate relief to help people facing uncertainty over taxes. See details at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Links from Congressman Ratcliffe’s Office – State & Local Links, CARES Act & IRS

  • Click HERE for Department of Labor – Employee Paid Leave Rights
  • Click HERE for Department of Labor – Employer Paid Leave Requirements
  • Click HERE for Department of Labor –  Questions and Answers
  • Click HERE for IRS – Payroll Tax Credit for Small and Midsize Businesses
  • Click HERE for IRS – Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LINKS

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Disaster Assistance Steps

SBA Disaster Loan Program

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans FAQs

SCORE – North Texas

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses

TEXAS STATE GOVERNOR
https://gov.texas.gov/

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS
https://www.txbiz.org/corona

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
https://www.treasury.gov/services/Pages/Grants-Loans-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx

NORTH TEXAS COMMISSION
https://ntc-dfw.org/covid19/

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
https://www.coronavirus.gov/

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

Congressman Ratcliffe’s webpage dedicated to resources on COVID-19. You can find this webpage HERE with additional resources.